Limited edition fine art Giclee print in two sizes: A3 & "Life Size" (~A1). 100% of profit from print sales for these limited editions goes to Rock Trust & Crisis UK.
• Printed on archive quality 315gsm Soft Textured Natural White 100% Cotton paper.
• A3: 297mm x 420mm, with 20mm border. Edition of 50, £50 + P&P
• Life Size: 800mm x 500mm, with 30mm border. Edition of 20, £120 + P&P
In the year 1763, the “Kings Garden”, Edinburgh’s World leading Physic Garden moved from its location, on the land where Waverley Station is now, to Haddington Place on Leith Walk. Occupying 5 Acres between Annandale Street and McDonald Road/Shrubhill, it incorporated “Botanic Cottage”, which was on Leith Walk until 2008, when it was moved brick by brick to the modern Royal Botanic Gardens at Inverleith Row. Botanic Cottage was a medical school, teaching Physicians, Surgeons and Apothecaries in the horticulture, preparation and use of medicinal plants and herbs.
In my ‘Clark Kent’ day job I work for Canon Medical Research Europe, an innovative medical technology company that has been in Leith (at Anderson Place) for more than 20 years. The company started out as Voxar, a pioneer of 3D medical imaging technology. Today it is a centre of innovation researching and enabling the use of Artificial Intelligence for many medical applications.
Situated outside the British Red Cross shop, this mural is also connected to an organisation that provides support and aid to people in need all over the world, particularly in conflict zones. Delivering medicines, food, healthcare and other aid directly to millions of people in desperate circumstances.
All these things come together in the title of this piece, and the image, with its connection to medicine, past, present and future.